Archive | March, 2006

Silver Star Sets New Record

March 31, 2006 (Vernon, BC) – On the heels of a record 2004-05 season, Silver Star Resort has broken another seasonal record for the fourth year in a row, again solidifying itself as the interior’s … READ MORE →

Chris Grover Returns as Cross Country Sprint Head Coach

March 31, 2006 (Park City, Utah) – Chris Grover, who spent five seasons with the U.S. Cross Country Team before leaving in 2004, has been named sprint head coach with the Ski Team, U.S. Nordic … READ MORE →

Team Rossi News

March 29, 2006 – Here is the latest from Team Rossi:Camenisch Clinches Second Straight Super Series TitlesTeam Rossignol skier Karin Camenisch won her second straight Super Series Titles in both the overall and sprint competitions … READ MORE →

Canada’s Quest for Success DVD

Torino 2006 Olympic DVD Collection

March 29, 2006 – Morningstar Entertainment Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Torino 2006 Olympic DVD Collection. With extensive features and behind-the-scenes, this collection gives you over 20 hours of non-stop … READ MORE →

2006 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships

March 29, 2006 – Well, the 2006 United States National Snowshoe Championships are in the book! Building upon successful past Championships, these were the biggest and, arguably, the best yet! One hundred and seventy six … READ MORE →

Two-Time Olympian Wendy Wagner Ends Career With National Title

March 26 – Two-time Olympians Kris Feeman (Andover, NH) and Wendy Wagner (Park City, UT) powered their way through soft and slushy conditions Sunday to win the final U.S. cross country ski championships for 2006 … READ MORE →

Gaiazova and Harvey Medal Again in US Spring Series

March 25, 2006 – Daria Gaiazova continued her winning ways on the US Spring Series with a gold medal in the 5k skating event. Junior Boy Alex Harvey captured 3rd on the men’s 10k … READ MORE →

Mount Sharkfest This Weekend

March 25, 2006 – The stage is set once again for Mt. Sharkfest 2006. Lots of snow at the Mount Shark Racing Trails and conditions should be excellent. For more information on the race click … READ MORE →

FIS Tour de Ski 2006-2007 Confirmed

March 25, 2006 – Following a meeting by the FIS Finance Commission, the FIS Tour de Ski 2006-2007 has now been confirmed to take place as part of the Viessmann FIS World Cup Cross-Country from … READ MORE →

Hometown Hero and Tara Whitten win Haywood Canada Cup Races

March 23, 2006 – It was Whitehorse’s Graham Nishikawa and Edmonton’s Tara Whitten that won the skating races at the NorthwesTel, Haywood Canada Cup and Western Canadian Championships.The men’s mass start 15k saw Graham Nishikawa, … READ MORE →

Jeff Ellis beats Kris Freeman in US Sprint Race

March 21, 2006 – Kikkan Randall held off junior skier Ida Sargent and SuperTour overall leader Karen Camenisch to win the Elite Demonstration Sprints. For the men, Canadian sprint specialist Jeff Ellis crossed the line … READ MORE →

Jones and Strabel win NorthwesTel Haywood Canada Cup Sprints

March 21, 2006 – At the NorthwesTel Western Canadian Championships, the men’s race was won by Eric Strabel part of a strong Alaska contingent in attendance. Drew Goldsack, the top qualifier by several seconds, … READ MORE →

US XC and Jumping News

March 20, 2006 – Here is the latest from the USSA:Cross Country News Olympian Andy Newell finished third – the first U.S. cross country World Cup podium since 1983 – as the World Cup made … READ MORE →

Vancouver 2010 benefits from observer program at Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games

March 20, 2006 – As the first Organizing Committee to operate and completely integrate the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games into all of its planning, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic … READ MORE →

Brian McKeever Adds Silver to his Collection at the Paralympics

March 19, 2006 – Brian McKeever set the pace for the first half of the men’s 15k at the Paralympics but had to settle for second at the finish, behind Oleh Munts of the Ukraine.The … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Caps Golden Season with World Cup Pursuit Victory

Scott Scores 10 World Cup Medals Including Four Gold

March 19, 2006 (Sapporo, Japan) – Canada’s Beckie Scott finished the 2005-06 World Cup season the way she began it last November in Canada – stepping onto the podium in a pursuit race. Only this … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Wins Final WCup and Finishes 2nd Overall – Flash

March 19, 2006 – We have just heard that Canada’s Beckie Scott has won the final World Cup cross-country pursuit race in Sapporo, Japan and finishes second overall in the World Cup standings to Norwegian … READ MORE →

Canada 7th and 9th in Team Sprints

March 18, 2006 – In the final team events of the World Cup season Devon Kershaw and George Grey finished seventh and Sara Renner and Chandra Crawford finished ninth in Sapporo Japan.The men’s skating event … READ MORE →

Canada’s Bourgonje Takes Second Bronze At Turin

March 18, 2006 – Saskatchewan’s Colette Bourgonje added another bronze medal to her collection today, placing third in the women’s 10 km sitski competition. Hinton’s Shauna-Marie Whyte came seventh. In the men’s 15 km sitski … READ MORE →

Canada’s Nordic Men Seventh At Japan World Cup

March 18, 2006 – Canada’s Devon Kershaw and George Grey joined forces to finish seventh in a World Cup team sprint event in Sapporo, Japan on Saturday.The Canadian duo, who have been blazing a trail … READ MORE →

Season Finale for World Cup and Haywood NorAm Canada Cup Series

March 17, 2006 – Whitehorse, Yukon will be alive with cross-country ski action this weekend, March 18-21, with National Team members and recent Olympians in attendance as the finale to the Haywood Canada Cup is … READ MORE →

Calgary Sport Council Program Director Needed

March 16, 2006 – The Calgary Sport Council (CSC) was formed in November 2000 in response to the expressed need of the Calgary amateur sport community. The CSC assists supports and influences the growth of … READ MORE →

Silver for Beckie Scott at Changchun World Cup Sprint

Chandra Crawford Sprints into 5th to win B Final

March 15, 2006 – It was an historic day with the World Cup cross-country ski tour touching down in China for the first time ever, and Canada’s Beckie Scott ensured her standing as a … READ MORE →

Andy Newell Grabs First U.S. XC Podium Since ’83

March 15, 2006 (Changchun, China) – Olympian Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) finished third – the first U.S. cross country World Cup podium since 1983 – as the World Cup made its debut Wednesday in a … READ MORE →

Changchun FIS World Cup Final on Today

Historic “World” Cup

March 15, 2006 – The FIS X-Country Ski World Cup is coming to China. A truly historical event, this X-Country Ski Sprint Final C with the entire world elite on the start lists C will … READ MORE →

Torino Paralympic Games 2006 – Day 4

McKeever Wins One of Canada's Three Bronze Medals

March 14, 2006 (Torino, Italy) – Another good day on the snow for Canada at the IX Paralympic Winter Games. Alpine skiers Chris Williamson (Markham, ON) and guide Bobby Taylor, Kimberley Joines (Edmonton, AB) and … READ MORE →

Torino Paralympic Games 2006 – Day 2

McKeever and Williamson Strike Gold and Silver for Canada!

March 13, 2006 (Torino, Italy) – Brian McKeever with guide and brother Robin McKeever captured Canada’s first medal yesterday, and it was gold! The McKeever brothers (Canmore, AB) bounced back from a disappointing biathlon to … READ MORE →

Skiers Raise More Than $37,000 for Ski for the Cure

March 14, 2006 (Hayward, Wis.) – During the 33rd American Birkebeiner, held February 24, 2006, 82 skiers raised more than $37,000 for the new Ski for the Cure program. The program, launched in conjunction with … READ MORE →

Most Successful Winter Olympics in the History of Fischer

March 14, 2006 – At the 2006 Winter Olympic Games Fischer once again demonstrated in an impressive manner its expertise as technology leader. With the medal count reaching 72, Fischer has made it quite clear … READ MORE →

Final FIS Cross-Country World Cups in Asia

Canada's Beckie Scott Could Win Overall

March 14, 2006 – This highly unusual season since after going overseas to Canada for the first time in ten years, the FIS World Cup Cross Counrty is also now going to Asia. The final … READ MORE →

USSA News – Kikkan Randall Scores Best World Cup Result

USA's Lodwick Races Last World Cup

March 13, 2006 – Here is the latest from the USSA:Cross Country News In Borlaenge, Sweden, Kikkan Randall, who produced the all-time best U.S. women’s Olympic finish when she was ninth in the sprint in … READ MORE →

2006 Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championship Aggregate Champions

March 13, 2006 – For Complete Aggregate totals visit the addresses listed below. Congratulations to all the competitors, coaches, managers and volunteers who made the 2006 Ski Nationals a great success:

McGill Nordic Ski Coach Dies During Competition

March 13, 2006 – A memorial service was held Friday for André Laplante, coach of the McGill University Nordic ski team and an associate professor in the department of mining, metals and materials, who died … READ MORE →

Harvey, Gaiazova Make It Four In A Row at XC Nationals

Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championships 2006

March 12, 2006 – Alex Harvey and Dasha Gaiazova continued their personal unbeaten strings during the final day of the National Cross-Country Ski Championships, with both competitors attaining the top podium spots in their fields … READ MORE →

Malysz Back On Victory Podium

March 12, 2006 – Former World Cup and world champion Adam Malysz of Poland won his first World Cup meet in more than 13 months Sunday – and almost 10 years to day of his … READ MORE →

Bill Demong Leads U.S. in Holmenkollen Ski Festival

March 12 (Oslo, Norway) – Petter Tande of Norway took charge midway through the 15K race yesterday and rolled to a 17.2-second victory in a Nordic combined World Cup meet as part of the Holmenkollen … READ MORE →

Canada’s Beckie Scott Moves Closer To World Cup Points Lead

March 11, 2006 – It might not be her favourite event on the cross-country ski circuit, but Canada’s Beckie Scott proved she was more than up for the grueling challenge of the 30-km skate race … READ MORE →

Austria’s Morgenstern Wins World Ski Jump Cup In Norway

March 11, 2006 – Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern of Austria had the longest jump of the first round Friday night and held on to win a World Cup large hill (HS134) ski jumping meet at … READ MORE →

Canada Games Support Canada’s Next Generation Champions

March 11, 2006 – The Canada Games Council (CGC) and the Foundation for Athletes and Sport Training (FAST) today announced the list of recipients of the 2006 CANADA GAMES FAST TRACK athlete grants. The Canada … READ MORE →

Alex Harvey And Dasha Gaiazova Dominate At National XC Champs

March 10, 2006 – The Harvey bloodlines continue to reap benefits almost 20 years later for the Canadian cross-country ski program, with 17-year-old Alex Harvey emerging the top junior male competitor for the third straight … READ MORE →

Canada’s Record Medal Count a Victory for Ethical Sport

March 10, 2006 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) congratulates Canadian athletes and their support personnel for Canada’s unprecedented performance in an Olympic Games. A record 24 medals in ten sports was … READ MORE →

Beckie Scott Makes It Four Medals In Three Days For Canada

March 10, 2006 – Beckie Scott continues to make the most of what will be the final hurrah of her storied career on the World Cup cross-country ski circuit, winning her second medal in two … READ MORE →

Trond Nystad, Vidar Loefshus Leave US Program

March 9, 2006 – Two-time Olympian Pete Vordenberg was named Thursday night as the new U.S. cross country head coach, replacing Trond Nystad, who is resigning effective at the end of this Olympic season, U.S. … READ MORE →

2006 Desjardins Canadian Master XC Ski Champs

March 9, 2006 – Members of the organizing committee of the 2006 Desjardins’ Canadian cross-country ski Championships can be proud of themselves for undertaking such an ambitious challenge, coordinating this kind of sporting event after … READ MORE →

Pole to Pole Launches International Search for 18-28 Year Olds

March 8, 2006 – Expedition leader and Founder of the Pole to Pole Leadership Institute, Martyn Williams, announces the call for applicants for an international team of 18 – 28 year olds for Pole to … READ MORE →

From Sea to Sea-Team Rossignol On Podium Across North America

March 8, 2006 – The first weekend in March hosts a crowded schedule of ski marathons across North America. Each of these races is genuinely unique in the course and weather conditions presented to the … READ MORE →

Canada’s Beckie Scott Returns To World Cup Podium

March 8, 2006 – Only the thinnest of margins separated the top three finishers in women’s pursuit cross-country ski action on Wednesday, with Canada’s Beckie Scott making her first post-Olympic journey onto the World Cup … READ MORE →

Roycroft Rocks At Ski Nationals

March 7, 2006 – He might have not felt 100 per cent going into the 15-km free mass start, but the results for Dan Roycroft on Wednesday at the Canadian Cross-Country Ski Nationals told a … READ MORE →

Canadian Olympic Committee Job Opportunity

March 8, 2006 – Application Deadline: March 15, 2006 Starting Date: April 3, 2006Position: Receptionist / Office AssistantType of Position:Full Time – EmployeeReceptionist / Office AssistantThe Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, … READ MORE →

Devon Kershaw and Sara Renner Lead Historic World Cup Podium Charge

March 8, 2006 – The boys are back in town. For the first time in more than 15 years, the Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team had a male competitor reach the podium in World Cup action … READ MORE →